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Join us this spring on Facebook to fill out another kind of bracket and support your local state park - and to have a chance to win a free weekend of camping and two Iowa camping t-shirts!

Beginning March 20, two state parks from each region of the state will face off to determine which park will be Park Madness Champion. To vote for a park, go to the DNR’s Facebook page at and comment on the Park Madness posts with your park of choice. Be sure to “like” the DNR’s page while you’re there to see future Park Madness posts.

The tournament schedule is as follows:

The DNR will announce the Park Madness champion April 8 on Facebook. To enter to win the prize package, comment on the April 8 Park Madness post. One winner will be chosen at random from those that comment on the post to win two free nights of camping at the “champion” park and two Iowa camping shirts.

For more pictures of parks in the running, visit the DNR on Pinterest at and check the “Iowa State Parks” board.  

Contest Rules

All entries must be submitted by 8 a.m. central time April 9, 2014. To enter, leave a comment on the April 8 Iowa DNR Facebook post that announces the Park Madness winner (find it at The winner will be notified April 9 via a reply on the April 8 Facebook post. If the DNR does not receive a response from the winner by April 11, another winner will be selected.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win, and this drawing is void where prohibited. To be eligible to participate in the drawing, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. legal resident, and must be at least 18 years old on the date of the drawing. Employees of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and their immediate family members (defined as spouse and minor children) are not eligible for any prizes that may be given away as part of the drawing. Only one prize – two free nights of camping in an electric campsite (excluding sewer or water hook-up fees and equestrian fees) in the winning park valued at approximately $32, as well as one long-sleeve Iowa camping shirt valued at $10 and a short-sleeve Iowa camping shirt valued at $10– will be available for the drawing and shall be non-transferable. All information provided by participants shall constitute a public record and shall be treated accordingly pursuant to Iowa Code chapter 22. You are hereby notified that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is immune from liability and suit for your participation in this drawing, including your participation to the extent it effects third parties thereby.